A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Bobcats have met with Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw about their vacant head coaching position.
He's the ninth known candidate to interview, joining former head coaches Nate McMillan (Portland) and Jerry Sloan (Utah), assistant coaches Michael Malone (Golden State), Stephen Silas (Charlotte), Nate Tibbetts (Cleveland), Dave Joerger (Memphis), Patrick Ewing (Orlando) and Mike Dunlap (St. John's)
No surprise since Shaw will be in the mix for any coaching position until he lands a job, but this officially puts the Pacers 42-24 season to rest and begins the offseason that will be busy for the blue and gold. In other words, the 2012-13 season is now underway. Coaching changes, the draft and other player changes are all on the way.
Assuming Shaw lands a job for next season, Michael Grady @mg_indy posed an interesting question: What about Patrick Ewing filling the assistant coaching chair left vacant by Shaw? Very interesting, indeed. You have the Georgetown center connection with Roy Hibbert. Plus, Ewing and Bird famously developed a strong friendship as Dream Team teammates so the boss wouldn't have any objections. What do you think? Any other candidates?